36 days in Windhoek & Botswana Itinerary

36 days in Windhoek & Botswana Itinerary

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36 days in Windhoek & Botswana Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Windhoek, Namibia
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Gaborone, Botswana
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Serowe, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Nata, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Shakawe, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h
End: Amsterdam, Holland

6
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek ©
Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Windhoek is known for museums, parks, wildlife, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Deadvlei, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Windhoek trip maker .

Amsterdam, Holland to Windhoek is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Central African Time (CAT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Windhoek. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Deadvlei, Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 19:
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Safaris
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

6
nights
Gaborone, Botswana

Gaborone ©
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Gaborone is known for parks, shopping, theme parks, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve, find something for the whole family at Lion Park Resort, get outside with Kgale Hill, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gaborone visit planner .

You can fly from Windhoek to Gaborone in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Windhoek in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in Gaborone, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Serowe.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Khwai Concession, Lentswe-la-Oodi Weavers
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 25:
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Lion Park Resort ©
Lion Park Resort
Kgale Hill ©
Kgale Hill

2
nights
Serowe, Botswana

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Moremi Gorge. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Khama Rhino Sanctuary and then take an in-depth tour of Khama III Memorial Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Serowe trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Gaborone to Serowe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nata.

Things to do in Serowe

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Gorge
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
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Khama Rhino Sanctuary ©
Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Moremi Gorge ©
Moremi Gorge
Khama III Memorial Museum ©
Khama III Memorial Museum

3
nights
Nata, Botswana

Nata
Nata is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nata Bird Sanctuary.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nata itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Serowe to Nata in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll set off for Makgadikgadi Pans National Park on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Nata

Parks Wildlife
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Nata Bird Sanctuary
Nata Bird Sanctuary

4
nights
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Makgadikgadi Pans National Park: Baines Baobabs (in Nxai Pan National Park) and Planet Baobab (in Gweta). Spend the 31st (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Spend a day of island exploring on the 2nd (Sun) at Kubu Island.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Makgadikgadi Pans National Park online trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nata to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Baines Baobabs, Planet Baobab
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Baines Baobabs ©
Baines Baobabs
Kubu Island ©
Kubu Island

4
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Take a break from Ngamiland East with a short trip to Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve, about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 4th (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring at Okavango River.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ngamiland East vacation builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Ngamiland East. In August in Ngamiland East, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Shakawe.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

3
nights
Shakawe, Botswana

Shakawe
Shakawe is a village located in the northwest corner of Botswana at the beginning of the Okavango Delta, close to Namibia and Angola. Shakawe is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Tsodilo Hills.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Shakawe trip itinerary maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ngamiland East to Shakawe. You will leave for Chobe National Park on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Shakawe

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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5
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, outdoors, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve, explore the activities along Linyanti River, don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree, Kasane, and walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chobe National Park trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Shakawe to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

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